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“A slice of Italian Paradise”
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VILLA FRONT VIEW WITH PANORAMIC BACKGROUND
Side view of the villa with the pool and the stunning panoramic views
Sun loungers with the olive tree in the sunbathing area
Gazebo and Laungers
The fully equiped spacious kitchen
Master Double Bebroom 15ft x 14ft with super kingsize bed  plus en-suite & Balcony
2nd Double Bedroom of 16ft x 14ft  leading out on to a small balcony
3rd Double Bedroom 15ft x 14ft
4th Twin Bedded Room  12ft 6' x 9ft 6'
The spacious  kitchen/dining sitting room tavernetta 32ft long x 15ft wide Summer  20121
The sitting area in the tavernetta
The main lounge on the first floor 26ft long x 13ft wide
Dining area in the main lounge
Villa Front View
One of the Parasols on the sun bathing terrace
Ample Sunbathing Area With Panoramic View
The spectacular sunset  from the villa
Main Piazza  (  PIAZZA MARCONI ) Montefalcione  Summer 2013
Piazza Monastero with Church / Town Hall   Smmer  2013
The picturesque water falls at Caserta
A street view of the ruins in Herculaneum
The ruins of one of the temples in Paestum
A View Of The Countryside
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4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Montefalcione, Province of Avellino, Campania

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Kaz M
Rugby, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A slice of Italian Paradise”
Reviewed 11 August 2017 for a stay in July 2017

If you are looking for a vibrant, busy and glitzy Italian holiday, this villa is not for you. If you want a slice of what southern Italy has to offer, stunning views, tranquility and relaxation, this villa is paradise. In summer you will have sun from 9.30 on the terrace and pool all day, until it sets in dramatic fashion at 8.30pm. Do not be fooled by the photos on-line. They genuinely do not do the villa justice.
The villa itself is very well appointed and has four very good sized bedrooms. There is everything you will need for self catering if and when you need a change from the local cuisine.
By car you are 40 minutes from Naples and just over 60 minutes from Sorrento, the Amalfi Coast and the beautiful town of Caserta, with Benavento just half an hour away. Whilst there we enjoyed local festivals in nearby towns and villages. You can choose just how busy you wish to be.
Eating out is very reasonable and the food is lovely. The nearest town, Montefalcione, is a 15 minute walk. Don't expect a lively night out but it is very welcoming and 'Italian'!!
If you are lucky and the owner, Ralph is in town during your holiday you will not find a more genuine and helpful person. You will need to get over the Italian language spoken in a Lancastrian accent though!!
Genuinely, this villa is a find And we recommend it very highly, Iain, Kaz and family

Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Aug 2017
To, Ian, Kaz and family
Thank you so much for your lovely and much appreciated review.
I am also pleased that you enjoyed your stay at our property and found everything you would have wanted for yor Italian holiday.
It was a pleasure having you.
Best regards, Ralph
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DevonRadl...
Lynton, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“The Photos just don't do it justice!”
Reviewed 11 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016

We've just come back from a week at this villa. We had a wonderful time, unbroken sunshine for the whole week which meant that we were able to sit out everyday and get the last of some summer sun. The villa is like home from home and so well equipped with everything you need and more. Everything in the villa is of exceptional quality too, like the beds,the pillows, the bedding, the sunbeds etc etc. The views are spectacular and with a hire car, very close to many tourist attractions. It's slightly off the tourist track so it is proper italy, so gen up on a few italian words and phrases. Ralph, the chap that owns the villa is brilliant and so very very helpful. On arrival, he meets you a few miles away from the villa to guide you in as the sat nav can get a bit confusing for the first time. We also got a Toll fine during our stay (our own silly fault) but Ralph came to our rescue and sorted everything out for us. He is also advises on some great places to eat and drink in and around the area and is always at the end of the telephone if you need assistance. I would thoroughly recommend staying here, it was fabulous.

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Management Response
15 Oct 2016
Many thanks for your review and for your kind words. ( much appreciated ) I am so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed your stay at our property .
Kind Regards Ralph
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 Sep 2016
Hi Sue & Stephen,
Many thanks for your review. I am so pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at our property and that you also found the area very friendly and accessable for everything you needed and wanted to do. You were excellet guests it was a pleasure having you and I do hope you will come back. Thanks again for your kind comments most appreciated. Regards Ralph
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Balanced1...
Dorset, UK
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Relax, and admire the view in comfort!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Just spent a superb couple of weeks in Villa Rental Rural in Montefalcione. Our party ranged in age from 12 to 59 - we all loved it. Ralph (your host) will look after you very well - nothing is too much trouble. The villa was delightful. Very clean, well equipped, and fully furnished. The rooms were lovely and spacious (three rooms with large double beds and one room with twins). Plenty of bathroom facilities for 8 people. No wi-fi at present, but we all had excellent 3G and 4G signals!

Ralph obviously takes pride in his villa, and it shows. The pool is well looked after, and we all loved plunging in and doing our daily 100 lengths! When you're sitting outside by the pool, on the very spacious terrace (n.b. lots of padded chairs and sun loungers provided), looking out at the mountains all around you, with a glass of chilled Prosecco in your hand, you feel very contended indeed!

We've stayed at many gites and villas in Italy, Spain and France, and this rates up there with the best we've encountered. The location, up in the hills, but only a few minutes from the Autostrada, means you can zoom off to see the sites of the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, Herculaneum (all within the hour), and then return for a swim and to watch the sun going down behind the mountains opposite. Naples airport is also just an hour away.

Cooking at the villa is a pleasure, as the spacious kitchen is very well supplied with a large selection of glasses, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans, etc. You could feed 20 people very easily, but hopefully you won't have to! Local pizzerias in the village are good, and there's a gem of a restaurant called the Osteria which we enjoyed.

What more to say? Plenty of towels provided, along with linen etc. Very warm and welcoming host who is fluent in Italian and English. We arrived tired at about 8:30 in the evening and were very pleased to discover milk in the fridge, fresh bread, and fruit - a lovely touch. This is a superb place to relax and to make your base as you explore the region.

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Liked best: Our host and the views. The pool too.
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
17 Aug 2014
I am very pleased to hear that you all loved your stay at the villa and that it offered everything you needed. I am also pleased to hear that you all enjoyed Campania and the villa location with it`s beautiful countryside and mountain views. The Amalfi costline and all the other places of interest that you visited and enjoyed.
Many thanks for your review ( much appreciated )
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corletoRG
Quincy, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Panoramic View, Central Location to Explore Campania”
Reviewed 26 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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The Villa features panoramic views of the mountains and villages surrounding Montefalcione, many spacious rooms, several comfortable living areas, three full bathrooms, a large kitchen and a huge patio. The villa comfortably sleeps eight people as there are four bedrooms, three have queen/king size beds and one has twin beds. The master bedroom features a private bathroom. Even though the villa has more than ample living space on two levels, most of our time was spent on the oversized patio that also features a small pool and in the large living area leading out to the patio.

The owner/manager Ralph Pagliuca provided us a detailed review of the operational aspects of the villa and had recommendations for entertainment and services in the surrounding area. Ralph was readily available for questions throughout our stay.

The villa is a 15 to 20 minute walk to the center of town. There are numerous cafes and restaurants to explore. A walk through town provides one with an appreciation of the ebb and flow of a small mountain village in Southern Italy. Interestingly the most popular Italian feast day in Boston, the feast of St. Anthony, originates from Montefalcione as many immigrants and their subsequent generations reside in the Boston area.

For us (my wife and three friends) the villa was a central location for us to explore the wineries, food and historical sites of Campania. With the assistance of our driver, Gaetano Petrillo of The Wine Bus, we visited 14 wineries, a buffala di mozzarella plant, an artisan fig store, other local stores, the mushroom festival in Cusano Mutri, the annual festival in Montemiletto, Capri, the Amalfi Coast, Pasteum and Pompeii. All the sites we visited were for ther most part an hour drive from the villa (of course with the exception of Capri).

Helpful hints: do not be alarmed by large noises in the morning echoing off the mountains because it seems as if every day a town or a frazione (a small part of a town) celebrates a feast day with morning fireworks. The fireworks are repeated in the evening and from the patio one can enjoy the display.

We had one evening thunderstorm - thunder reviberates off the mountains in a most imposing way as we never have heard such loud thunder. Our electricity went out during the storm but was quickly restored via adjusting the circuit-breakers. Fortunately Ralph had prepared us for the storm.

When driving to Napoli to catch the ferry to Capri make sure you compensate for the miserable traffic in Napoli.

Lastly, when you are relaxing in the morning with your coffee overlooking the mountains and neighboring villages and frazione be careful that you do not get so mesmermized that you let the day drift from morning to afternoon because there is so much to explore in Campania!

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Liked best: View and location
Liked least: lack of internet
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
27 Oct 2013
Many thanks for your much appreciated comments and also for taking the time to do this review. We are delighted to hear that you all enjoyed your stay at our villa and that it provided all you wanted to see and do on your holiday. Regards Ralph
( End of September stay review 2013 )
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